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We found your perfect summer binge-watch

School is *officially* out and you know what that means—endless time to explore your TV guide and binge-watch the latest movies and shows. To help you narrow down the ever-growing list of options (praise hands for new shows!), we've compiled a handy guide to what's worth watching based on the movies and shows you already obsess over.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 2 (Disney+)

Watch it if you love: Classic DCOMs

The Wildcats are preparing for a new spring musical—and this time they’re going up against rivals North High in a seriously intense theater competition.

Cruela (Theaters and Disney+ Premier Access)

Watch it if you love: Maleficent and Suicide Squad

In this epic Disney live-action film, not only do we get to see what led 101 Dalmatians baddie Cruella de Vil down the road of puppy-hunt- ing villainy, but her particular brand of zany gives us major Harley Quinn vibes—in the best possible way.

Spirit Untamed (Theaters)

Watch it if you love: Happy Feet and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

In this Spirit sequel, a headstrong girl named Lucky enlists her friends to help save Spirit and his herd from a group of heartless horse wranglers who want to capture them and auction them into captivity.

Loki (Disney+)

Watch it if you love: WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Disney+ is bringing us a third MCU series this summer, this time focused on Marvel’s biggest mischief maker, Loki, who will spend the series traveling through time and popping up to influence some of the biggest events in history.

In the Heights (HBO Max)

Watch it if you love: Hamilton and the Greatest Showman

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway hit In the Heights is getting the big screen treatment. Following the lives of New York City neigh- bors over three pivotal days, the story will make you laugh, dance *and* cry.

Peter Rabbit 2 (Theaters)

Watch it if you love: Peter Rabbit and Secret Life of Pets

If you’re all about mischievous, talking animals going on wild and wacky adventures, then the new Peter Rabbit movie, which sees Peter venture out of the garden and into the real world, was made for you.

Luca (Disney+)

Watch it if you love: Coco and Moana

Luca is a young boy enjoying a perfect summer in the Italian Riviera with his new best friend. It’s as idyllic as it sounds—except for the fact that the BFFs are secretly sea monsters and it would be a disaster if the townspeople found out.

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+)

Watch it if you love: Secret Society of Second-Born Royals and The Umbrella Academy

Based on the YA series, the show follows a group of four orphans, each with special skills, who are brought to a boarding school called The Institute when they’re needed to stop an evil plot and save the world.

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Theaters and HBO Max)

Watch it if you love: '90s nostalgia

In the ’90s, basketball legend Michael Jordan joined a cast of famous Looney Tunes charac- ters for a high-stakes game of ball against evil aliens. Now, the king himself, LeBron James, is picking up the mantle for the sequel, which also stars Zendaya as the voice of a new and improved Lola Bunny.

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by GL | 6/23/2021